Did you miss the Clovis Prince sentencing?

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  1. Tracy Dowling

    Tracy Dowling Friend of the Community

    Whatever happened to Clovis Prince?
    I thought his sentencing was supposed to be earlier this year. I can't find anything, anywhere. Did you follow up on it?
  2. Wireless Estimator

    Wireless Estimator Administrator Staff Member

    Chief United States District Judge David Folsom has not sentenced Clovis Prince yet.
    Prince was given his presentence hearing report on June 25, 2011, but serving as his own attorney, has requested a 60-day continuance to reply to the report.

    Prince said he has had right eye surgery for glaucoma while in jail and he is experiencing blurry eye vision, affecting his ability to review, research and assist in his objection to the report.

    Jurors for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas convicted him on December 9, 2010 of 23 counts of bankruptcy and 15 counts of bank fraud and money laundering after less than three hours of deliberation after a 14-day trial.

    See: http://www.wirelessestimator.com/t_content.cfm?pagename=Clovis_Prince_ATandT
  3. Wireless Estimator

    Wireless Estimator Administrator Staff Member

    Clovis Prince was sentenced to 30 years in prison on March 9, 2012. The court assigned Tyler, Tex. attorney Carlo D. Angelo to represent Prince in his appeal. The article is here.

    Prince immediately filed an appeal, stating that he wanted to represent himself, but on May 18, 2012 U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Crone denied the appeal citing, “the right to self-representation is limited by the trial court’s responsibility to maintain order and safety to prevent disruption and delay.”

    "Now that Prince’s case has reached the appellate stage, the court finds that legal representation will promote judicial efficiency and lead to the prompt administration of justice. The lack of a right to self-representation on appeal, coupled with Prince’s request for stand-by counsel, renders Prince’s appeal of the magistrate judge’s order without merit," Judge Crone wrote.

    When Prince represented himself he would frequently try to delay the proceedings. On one occasion when Prince said he was ill, presiding Judge David Folsom wrote that "The Court is of the opinion that Mr. Prince is attempting to avoid trial by misrepresenting or exploiting his medical condition."

    "In fact, the court anticipated and expected such an occurrence," Judge Folsom said.

    He further stated that it was "no more than another attempt by Mr. Prince to delay proceedings and to game the system."

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